Executive Vice President - Generation
Mark C. McCullough is executive vice president - Generation, responsible for the management of AEP’s nuclear, fossil, hydro and wind generating units, and Ohio Valley Electric Corp./Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corp.’s (OVEC/IKEC) generating assets. This includes engineering, construction and operation of generating units, and activities related to fuel procurement and emission monitoring and logistics. The Cook Nuclear, the Engineering, the Projects & Field Services, the Fossil & Hydro Generation and the Fuels, Emissions & Logistics groups report to him.
From 2008 to 2010, he was senior vice president - Fossil & Hydro Generation, responsible for directing the activities of AEP´s fossil and hydro generating facilities and three functional areas: plant engineering/environmental services; asset and outage planning; and technical skills and process optimization.
He has served AEP his entire career, since 1981, in a variety of positions, including region director - Ohio, Unregulated Generation, with management and P&L responsibility for more than 10,000 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired generation, 800 MW of gas-fired generation, and 2,600 MW of partner-operated coal-fired generation.
McCullough holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. He completed the MIT-INPO Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives in June 2012.
McCullough serves as a member of the boards of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies (AEIC), HomePort, the Columbus Housing Partnership and OVEC. He also serves on the boards of Shelter of Hope (Kenya) and Grace Fellowship church.
He and his wife, Kelly, have four sons and two grandchildren, and reside in Pickerington, Ohio.